About This Show
The Cinephiliacs is a podcast exploring the past and future of cinephelia. Film critic Peter Labuza has interviewed critics, programmers, academics, filmmakers, and more about their relationship to film and film culture. Additionally, each guest will bring in a particular favorite film and discuss it with Labuza. Indiewire declares, "If you want to hear film critics talk at length about their craft, there are few better places on the Internet" and Keyframe Daily has called it "Exhibit A" for the future of film culture.
Most Recent Episode
TC #89 - Laya Maheshwari (Sholay)
3 days ago
What does cinephilia look like when your local theaters are not filled with Hollywood's spectacle driven blockbusters, but films that feature action, romance, and musical numbers all at the same time? And how does that change the way you look at art cinema or festivals in general? Mumbai film critic Laya Maheshwari has thought about his own views for much of his career, and now shares those experiences with Peter. From the international travel to festivals both in Europe and elsewhere (including North Korea), to the continually evolving industry of Bollywood, Laya provides insights that are often missed from the perspective of the West, and grapples with what it means to be both a cinephile and yet often turn to only writing about what occurs locally. The two top it off with a look at one of the all time (no country specification needed) great films: Sholay. How did this masala film become the defining phenomenon as it has? 0:00-2:36 Opening 3:46-9:36 Establishing Shots — At Long Last Love 10:22-1:14:40 Deep Focus — Laya Maheshwari 1:15:29-1:17:28 Sponsorship Section 1:18:30-1:42:20 Double Exposure — Sholay (Ramesh Sippy) 1:42:29-1:44:05 Close
Rated 4 out of
Very Good Podcast
The Cinephiliacs is a very good podcast that should be enjoyable to anyone who is a cinephile or anyone interested is criticism/analysis. The show is well structured, the host is competent and the guest are interesting. The audio quality could be improved. The host and some of the younger guests tend to pepper their speech with useless words: um, kind of, sort of, like, uh, just, you know, sounding pretty unsure and in a way lacking confidence type of stuff and not "quote" speaking with conviction. It irritates me. It may not even register for others.
Overall a good show. I will continue to listen to and I hope it gets better.
Date published: 2013-10-13